A reception was held to honor Marci Nakano as Executive Development Institute’s (EDI) new Executive Director, April 21. Over 100 were in attendance at the Four Seas restaurant. EDI is the only Pacific Northwest non-profit organization that focuses on leadership training for multiethnic professionals. Nakano transitioned to Executive Director on March 1, 2015.
EDI’s current Executive Director, Alan Sugiyama, retired on February 28 for health reasons and will remain connected to EDI as Executive Director Emeritus. In this new role, he will mentor and transition Nakano to her new role and continue to represent EDI in the community.
Nakano was recently the Director of Programs and Events for EDI and has been with the organization for nine years. She is a graduate of EDI’s 2005 Leadership Discovery program.
Prior to EDI, Nakano was a Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, responsible for financial statement and internal control audits for manufacturing, construction and utility companies. (end)